6 Things You Need To Know Today – July 30, 2015

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  1. Stressed Cops – Police High Command Urges Members To Use Force’s Counselling Service. Amid the anguish, grief and despair caused by the tragic loss of five of their colleagues, all within a one-month period, crime fighters have vowed that there is no place for retreat or surrender… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  2. Review Board To Oversee INDECOM. A joint  select committee of Parliament reviewing the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) Act has accepted a proposal for the setting up of a non-executive review board for the oversight body, but there is a strong caution from at least one lawmaker who says the board should not interfere in the operational and investigative duties of the commission… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  3. Former JLP Mayor, Noel Donaldson Applies To The PNP For Membership. Former Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) mayor, Noel Donaldson, has applied to the People’s National Party (PNP) for membership… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  4. Committee Divided Over Definition Of Corruption. Opinions clashed on Tuesday in Gordon House when members of a joint select committee deliberating on the Integrity Commission Act held to strong positions over whether the parliamentary group should adopt the Sierra Leone definition of corruption… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  5. Teachers, Parents At Odds Over Textbook Guidelines Expenditure. With parents expecting to spend thousands of dollars on textbooks for the upcoming school year, the Ministry of Education has proposed textbook guidelines and are imploring parents to follow when buying books for their children attending school from grades one to nine… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  6. It Was My Decision – Alvas Powell. Alvas Powell has said sorry for walking out on the Jamaica men’s national senior football team at the CONCACAF Gold Cup… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com